MENA publications, Feb 2011

11 03 2011

A list of recent reports on the Middle East and North Africa that were highlighted in the February issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

At a Crossroads: Human Rights in Iraq Eight Years after the US-led Invasion
http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2011/02/21/crossroads
This report calls on the government to protect the rights of vulnerable groups and to amend its penal code and all other laws that discriminate against women and violate freedom of speech. Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Elections in Egypt: Key Challenges for Credible and Competitive Elections
http://www.ifes.org/Content/Publications/White-Papers/2011/IFES-Releases-Briefing-Paper-on-Egypt-Elections.aspx
IFES has released a briefing paper that serves as a guide to understanding the current electoral system and identifies issues that must be addressed immediately in order to have credible and competitive elections in the near future. Source: International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (I): Egypt Victorious?
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/north-africa/egypt/101-popular-protest-in-north-africa-and-the-middle-east-I-egypt-victorious.aspx
If Egypt’s popular uprising is to achieve its aspirations for a truly democratic society, street activism will need to be converted into inclusive, institutional politics. Source: International Crisis Group

The Voice of Civil Society in Iraq
http://www.ndi.org/node/17146
During the last quarter of 2010, NDI used its extensive network of partners and contacts throughout the country to interview some of the most active, experienced, and well-respected CSOs in each province. This report summarizes the findings of this survey, providing some insight into the challenges and opportunities that CSOs in Iraq face on a day-to-day basis. Source: National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Inclusion of a publication does not imply ownership or endorsement by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); rather, these are publications that the Democracy Resource Center believes would be of interest to NED staff and others interested in democracy promotion.

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